G. Allen FinleyMD, FRCPC, FAAP


Email: allen.finley@dal.ca
Phone: 902-470-7708
Fax: 902-470-7709
Mailing Address: 
Centre for Pediatric Pain Research
IWK Health Centre, 8th floor (south)
5850 University Ave., Halifax, NS B3K 6R8
Research Topics:
  • Pediatric pain
  • Global advocacy for improved pediatric pain management
  • Measurement and management of pediatric pain
  • Audible alarm signals
  • Perioperative anxiety
  • Awareness and memory

Dr. Finley is a pediatric anesthesiologist who has worked for almost 30 years in pain research and management. He is Professor of Anesthesia, Pain Management, & Perioperative Medicine at Dalhousie University, and is cross-appointed as Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience. He also holds the inaugural Dr. Stewart Wenning Chair in Pediatric Pain Management at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax and is Director of the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research. He has published over 130 papers in peer-reviewed journals (http://tinyurl.com/gaf-cits) and has lectured widely, with 300 invited presentations on six continents. He started the PEDIATRIC- PAIN e-mail discussion list in 1993, bringing together pain researchers and clinicians from over 40 countries. His own research and educational projects have taken him to Jordan, Thailand, China, Brazil, and elsewhere. His main interest is pain service development and advocacy for improved pain care for children around the world. To facilitate that, he is co-founder and Board Chair of the ChildKind International Initiative (http://childkindinternational.org).

In 2016 he was elected to the Executive of the International Association for the Study of Pain as Treasurer, an exciting opportunity to be part of the promotion of pain science and pain care around the world.
His current research work includes broad collaborations with colleagues at Dalhousie, U. of Ottawa, and elsewhere, including as co-PI of the CIHR SPOR Chronic Pain Network.

The Centre for Pediatric Pain Research website is at http://pediatric-pain.ca.